Monday, May 09, 2011

I've played Nike clubs for the last seven years, since I was in school at Texas, so I'm very comfortable with them. That made the transition [to the pro game] easier for me. I can't see switching. If you've won with the clubs, why swtich? I know some people swich after they win, but some people are crazy. The other thing I don't plan to do is swtich my caddie, Luis Sira. He's from Venezuela too. He came to the U.S. when he was 17 or 18 to go to school. He played baseball for a while; then someone introduced him to golf, and he started caddying. He's been on the tour for 25 years and has caddied for some good players. He worked with Esteban Toledo for six years and Jose Coceres for a couple of years. This is our second year together. It's been a great combination. We have a lot of fun.—Jhonattan Vegas  
Vagas-Nike-Players-Bag_600x500 DRIVER: Nike VR Pro (8.5°) with a nVentix Nunchuck X shaft FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike VR Pro (15°, 19°) with a nVentix Nunchuck X shafts IRONS: Nike VR Pro Blades (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X shafts WEDGES: Nike VR Forged (53°, 59°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X shafts PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Studio Stainless Newport BALL: Nike 20XI-x Vegas-NikeShoe_600x505 SHOES: Nike Lunar Control Vegas-VenezualanFlag_660x450 Venezuelan Flag "I've had it in my bag since the first tournament of the year. My caddie and I keep it as a way of carrying around our Venezuelan roots. It's something fun to have just in case we need to use it." Vegas-Braclet_600x450 Bracelet "A handicapped kid in Argentina gave me this when I was playing in the Argentina Open in December. He told me that if I put this in my bag, I good things would happen, and I ended up winning the tournament. I've had it in my bag ever since." Vegas-VitaminC_600x575 Vitamin C Drink Mix I try to drink a lot of water, and vitamin C is very important, especially when you are dealing with allergies and stuff like that. It also makes your system stronger." Vegas-Augsuta-Pencil_600x250 Augusta National Pencil "It's good to have a reminder of how hard I need to work to get back there." Vegas-Caddie-Compas_600x350 Baseplate Compass "I don't know what that is. My caddie uses it to take notes on the golf course during practice rounds." See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Nike  clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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